Jalal Baig is a physician and writer from Chicago. Currently, he is a hematology/oncology fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to this, he completed an internal medicine residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Salon and Vox.
Commentary: At a moment when Islamophobia and malice for refugees are ascendant throughout Britain and the Western World, Mo Salah is a Muslim, Arab and North African who openly and unapologetically professes his faith on Europe’s hallowed soccer fields.
It's been 25 years since I last visited Pakistan. A lot has changed, but life is still flourishing.
Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to our health care system. And I'm afraid Immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.
The Chicago White Sox didn't make the playoffs, but the loveable Cubbies did! And that leaves this diehard White Sox fan feeling conflicted.
As a Muslim kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1990s, I had a really strong interest in astronomy. That's because my holidays off from school, which are the greatest reprieve for any child, followed a lunar cycle.